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Prepaid mobile data services, suspended after Wani’s killing, restored in Kashmir

Internet services on prepaid mobile connections in Kashmir were restored after remaining suspended for more than six months due to violence following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani by security forces.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2017 17:41 IST
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Mobile internet services on both prepaid as well as postpaid connections were suspended days after Wani was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on July 8. Protests rocked the Valley, and more than 90 civilians were killed and thousands injured.
Mobile internet services on both prepaid as well as postpaid connections were suspended days after Wani was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on July 8. Protests rocked the Valley, and more than 90 civilians were killed and thousands injured.(AFP File)
         

Internet services on prepaid mobile connections in the Kashmir Valley have been restored after remaining suspended for more than six months due to violence following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani by security forces.

Data services on prepaid mobile telephony were restored at midnight on January 30-31 , police said.

Police said the decision to restore the services was taken in view of the improvement in the situation in the Valley.

Mobile internet services on both prepaid as well as postpaid connections were suspended days after Wani was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on July 8.

The services were snapped across the Valley to maintain law and order and to prevent rumour mongering.

Internet facility on postpaid mobile connections was restored on November 18 last year.

First Published: Jan 31, 2017 17:41 IST